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Hey, Youth Ministers!

Last week was the St. John Bosco Catechetical Conference and it was such a joy to see people from America, Canada, England, Ireland, and even Australia come together to celebrate the faith and be equipped to pass it on more effectively. Of course, the… Continue Reading “Hey, Youth Ministers!”

Prince for a Pauper

This is another instance of how the idea behind the song ended up nothing like the song itself. Believe it or not, the inspiration for this song came from wanting to write something beautiful about the liturgy. But I imagined it to be, well,… Continue Reading “Prince for a Pauper”

Gratitude

It’s been an amazing few weeks for me and my family. If I could sum up what I’m feeling in one word, it would be: gratitude. I just finished my fourth and final youth conference of the summer. I always struggle to find words to… Continue Reading “Gratitude”

2,000 Years Ago

“My old heart that loved sin died 2,000 years ago.” I was mentoring a friend through a bible-study designed for people with addictions (settingcaptivesfree.com,) and that phrase jumped of my computer screen and pierced my heart. It was a reflection on the famous words… Continue Reading “2,000 Years Ago”

St. Maria Goretti

  Today is the feast day of one of my favorite saints, St. Maria Goretti. As a young man, I had two medals on my scapular: one was St. Joseph, and the other was St. Maria Goretti. Her story of purity, faith, and forgiveness… Continue Reading “St. Maria Goretti”

20 Years Later

It was the summer of 1994 when I first set foot on campus at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. I had been hired to speak at a Steubenville Youth Conference, something I hadn’t even heard of until a few months before. At that time… Continue Reading “20 Years Later”

Let This Be A Church Again

When I first started typing the description of the video, I wrote, “I think I did a good job playing with myself.” And then I fell over laughing. All of my great-grandparents are from Ireland and I’ve always had an affinity for Celtic music.… Continue Reading “Let This Be A Church Again”

Never Been Disappointed

Here’s a song that will be off the new CD, “The Gospel Accordion to Bob Rice.” It’s called “Never Been Disappointed” and it’s based on Habakkuk 2:3, “For the vision is a witness for the appointed time, a testimony to the end; it will… Continue Reading “Never Been Disappointed”

Rockin’ at the Steubenville Youth Conference

Last weekend I had the chance to worship with two thousand teenagers from across the country to came to Franciscan University for the first summer youth conference! It was an amazing weekend, and I was so grateful to be a part of it! For… Continue Reading “Rockin’ at the Steubenville Youth Conference”

The Gospel Accordion To Bob Rice

Friends, I’m proud to announce my newest CD: The Gospel Accordion To Bob Rice. Or at least I’d like to announce the idea of it. It doesn’t yet exist. I was planning on recording it a few months ago, but then the medical bills… Continue Reading “The Gospel Accordion To Bob Rice”